By: Milly Lin and Evelyn Kao
Taipei, Jan. 12 (CNA) The state-owned Taiwan Power Co. (Taipower)
plans to invest more than NT$400 billion (US$12.02 billion) for the development of renewable energy in the next 15 years, with the aim of expanding the country’s total installed offshore wind power capacity to 180 megawatts and the total installed solar power capacity to 100 MW by 2030, the company said Tuesday.
The company also aims to bring the land-based wind energy capacity and thermal power capacity up to a total of 70 MW by that time.
Over the past 15 years, Taipower has completed six wind power projects, involving the installation of 169 wind turbines. The company has completed the first phase of a solar energy development project, which includes 16 energy generation plants with total capacity of 1.82 MW. The cumulative installed wind power and solar power capacity is about 30 MW, according to the company. [FULL STORY]